That is why drunken drivers are such a deadly menace that they must be removed from the roads for posing a grave danger to others and themselves.
Drink has wrecked homes and ruined careers, and yet it is such a good source of enjoyment for many.
But it is even more alarming when this addictive thing creeps into a vital service such as the Judiciary.
Chief Justice David Maraga is warning judicial officers not just against corruption, but also against drunkenness.
Graft has always been rampant in the courts, and evidence of this is in the many reports ranking the Judiciary among the most corrupt institutions.